The Wind to Hydrogen Project
The Wind to Hydrogen Project
Rabbalshede Kraft AB, a leading wind developer and operator in Sweden, and Euromekanik AB, an experienced technology and system integrator withing energy gas, is cooperating to produce, store and distribute green hydrogen from electricity produced by onshore wind. The compressed green hydrogen is to be supplied locally to industries and as vehicles fuel.
The project aims at storing renewable energy in hydrogen and supply it to support several different sectors, aiding the sectors in reducing emissions. The project also aims at supporting the scale up of renewable electricity production by enhancing the value of electricity through sales of hydrogen and potentially through optimized electricity sales. The intermittent solar and wind energy can easily be stored for longer periods of time in hydrogen and serve the electricity system with grid balancing services and energy storage. It can also replace the current “blue” hydrogen within the industry and be used in the transport sector. The gas technology provider Euromekanik will work together with Rabbalshede Kraft’s onshore wind- (and potentially solar PV) business, starting with developing and constructing a 1 MW small scale electrolyzer and scale up with increased demand. Production of hydrogen is planned at a specific wind site in South-Western Sweden and consumption will occur at a customer site located in the same region. Technology providers in Europe will also be part of the consortium making this possible, creating new green work opportunities in several European countries.
The project will use fossil free electricity and replace fossil fuel in the transport sector or blue hydrogen in the industry. This will have a significant effect on the carbon footprint.
The project will show how it is possible to realize a changeover to fossil free hydrogen that can stand as a scalable model for future growth. The system integration part of this project will therefore be investigated to optimize such a scale up going forward. This can also spread to sectors outside the wind energy sector.
Engineering, equipment and installation/commissioning is estimated to 6,2 MEUR for the first 1 MW operation covering everything from electrolyser, compressor, storage to a filling station, not covering the wind farm investments.
Start in 2021 and aim at having the first operation up and running in the middle of 2022.
Rabbalshede Kraft AB
Swedish green Recovery
The timing of the European Green Deal and the Climate law is excellent. Since around the time of the Paris agreement, there is an impatient willingness to act in the business sector, and we need authorities to catalyse this development.
The Swedish 2030-secretariat was founded to support Sweden’s ambition to decarbonize the transport sector. The Swedish Climate Law set an ambitious sector target for transport – 70 percent reduction of carbon dioxide by 2030. Through 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations the 2030-secretariat is supporting this ambitious development, independent of technical solutions or political parties. We are convinced that we need to work in parallel on behaviour, fuels (all low carbon or zero emission fuels) and vehicle technologies. All is needed.
We invited partners to send in proposals that fit well within Green recovery under the Green Deal. We have collected some 30 proposals, mostly in Sweden, in different areas using different technologies. We, the 2030-secretariat, are a Coalition of the willing with a focus on the target year 2030. There are many initiatives brewing in Sweden.
We strongly support initiatives like the Green recovery fund, and we see an increasing interest to take part. In this work we would like to stress the following:
• Allow for a multitude of solutions. We do not know which technology will be decisive, but we do know that many different technologies will be needed
• Changing our behaviour and the use of digital mobility is as important as legislation for vehicles or fuels. The 2020’s is the decade of digitalization, let’s invite digital solutions into the mobility sector
• Avoid having the good alternatives compete. The future is a combo; electricity, hydrogen, biofuels, biogas and some of the new fuels entering the market
• Do not separate fuels in generations or levels of sophistication. We are interested in the greenhouse gas reduction potential of the fuels, not what they are called
We sense a strong willingness to move forward, a season of change that is both needed and welcome. We hope that these initiatives can inspire. If you like an idea – steal it, if you want to participate, contact the person listed by the project. But most importantly, get inspired by what is possible.
The Swedish 2030-secretariat is made up of 70 partners from industry, municipalities and organisations joined in one common goal – supporting Sweden in reaching a 70 percent reduction of CO2 in the Swedish transport sector by 2030. We work in three areas, all equally important: vehicle technology, fuels and electrification and behaviour. All three important areas that need to deliver if we are to reach the climate target for the transport sector. The 2030-secretariat is independent from individual companies and political parties and does not favour any specific technology or solution. The reduction of CO2 is what counts. We are equally inspired by entrepreneurship and innovation as we are with grit, the on-going task of increasing efficiency. We need all to reach the climate targets.